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Youth performance and art in Perth & WA

Perth and WA boast a variety of youth-friendly and talent-filled arts and performance events, clubs, companies, festivals and organisations aimed at providing entertainment and encouraging creativity and expression. With many places to go, performances to see, workshops to attend and festivals to get involved in, WA has youth covered.

Guides


The Midnight Gang

A play based on David Walliams's novel 'The Midnight Gang'

  • Dates:Jan 28 - Feb 1
  • Venue:Heath Ledger Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Venue Address:State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William Street, Perth, WA, 6000
  • Ticket Price FROM:$29
  • Ticket price TO:$36
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Maryam Master has will be bringing the imaginings of Walliam's novel to life at the Heath Ledger Theatre  in 2020. 

Twelve year old Tom unexpectedly finds himself lonely and lost in the children’s ward of St Crook's Hospital, away from his family and at the mercy of evil Matron.

Tom feels like he’ll never leave, but his fellow young patients have other ideas. They might be stuck in hospital, but their imaginations can take them anywhere as The Midnight Gang. Join them on a series of amazing journeys as they turn the hospital into the places they’ve always wanted to go and make dreams come true.

Yagan Square Nyumbi

Experience the world’s oldest living culture through music and dance.

  • Dates:Every Friday from 24 January to 26 June 2020
  • Time(s):Commences at 5.30pm. Concludes at 6.15pm
  • Venue:Yagan Square Amphitheatre

Details

  • Hosted By:DevelopmentWA
  • Venue Address:Corner Wellington and William Street Perth
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults,Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Yagan Square
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Immerse yourself in Western Australia's Noongar culture as Aboriginal dancers perform traditional song and dance and share stories of our rich culture and history.

Visit the Yagan Square amphitheatre to enjoy free Aboriginal performances every Friday evening.

 

Hands Some Feet

Dynamic and diverse contemporary circus show from Finland.

  • Dates:17-19 & 26-28 JAN 6PM. 9-16 FEB 8PM & 2 shows 15 & 16 at 2:45PM
  • Venue:Bigtop, The Woodside Pleasure Garden & The Black Flamingo, Ice Cream Factory.
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:FRINGE WORLD Festival
  • Venue Address:Russel Square, James St &, Shenton St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Ticket Price:15-25
  • Ticket Price FROM:15
  • Ticket price TO:25
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17,For seniors,Wheelchair Access
  • Event Venue:Fringe Central,Woodside Pleasure Garden
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Theatre

Description

The Finnish word hepuli means to have a sudden outburst of uncontrollable emotion, regardless of the type of feeling.

In this unconventional love story, a juggler and a tightwire dancer meet and give a universal performance of young couples under the thrall of 'hepuli' -- the thrills, the frustrations and the explosions.

Playfully combining their mastery of juggling and tightwire, Hands some Feet complement their skills with innovative acrobatics, physical theatre, jump ropes and live music with instruments from opposite sides of the globe. A gust of madness, a fresh breath of poetry, a sparkling alchemy!

4 stars - The West Australian, 2019
"Will both bring you joy and leave you gobsmacked"

4 and a half stars - The Fourth Wall, 2019
"It truly melts your heart"

4 and a half stars - Fringefeed, 2019
"Incredible feats of acrobatics"

Science Magic

Science Magic is back. Always exciting and sometimes very messy, learn about science and laugh your pants off while you do.

  • Dates:18 - 27, 29 - 31 JAN, 1 - 2 FEB
  • Time(s):1.20pm
  • Venue:The Woodside Pleasure Garden
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Venue Address:The Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russel Square, James St &, Shenton St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Type:Talks & Lectures,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Event Venue:Woodside Pleasure Garden

Description

 "Completely engaging with belly laughs included, it’s an unmissable show" ????? The Adelaide Advertiser, 2019. "There is a lot of mess. And plenty of good, solid science too" ???? one4review, 2018.

Operation Ouch! Live On Stage

TV’s favourite doctors return to the South West these summer school holidays with a brand new show!

  • Dates:Jan 29
  • Time(s):1.00pm
  • Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre

Details

  • Venue Address:2 Blair St, Bunbury WA 6230
  • Ticket Price:$49.90
  • Type:Performing Arts,Science,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

<p> Following two sell-out Australian tours, and a smash hit season in London’s West End, Dr Chris and Dr Xand are back in Australia.</p> <p> This brilliant show will be packed with all-new crazy experiments and amazing facts, as the doctors explore the fascinating world of biology, showing you the incredible things your body can do. Plus, they’ll share the best bits from the award-winning TV show, Operation Ouch!</p> <p> Why do new challenges and adventures sometimes feel scary? What exactly happens to the food you eat? How do your eyes work? All these questions and more will be answered when Dr Chris and Dr Xand take to the stage this summer … all in the name of medical science!</p> <p> Dr Chris and Dr Xand van Tulleken are Oxford University trained doctors and still work in medicine. Dr Chris is based at University College London Hospital and Dr Xand is the Helen Hamlyn Senior Fellow at Fordham University’s Institute of International Humanitarian Affairs.</p> <p> As well as Operation Ouch!, they have appeared in other TV shows such as The Human Body: Secrets of Your Life Revealed, Frontline Doctors: Winter Migrant Crisis, Horizon, Is Binge Drinking Really That Bad?, Blow Your Mind, Horizon, Sugar V Fat, Which Doctor?, The Secret Life Of Twins, and Medicine Men Go Wild.</p> <p>  </p>

Yuck Circus Workshop | Bunbury

Learn the acrobatic and tumbling tricks that have made Perth’s Yuck Circus world-famous!

  • Dates:Jan 31
  • Time(s):3pm
  • Venue:BREC

Details

  • Hosted By:BREC & Bunbury Fringe
  • Venue Address:2 Blair Street, Bunbury WA
  • Ticket Price:$15 no BF
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Event Venue:Bunbury Regional Entertainment Centre
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

Explore creative collaboration with other artists and build skills to take away and use in your own acrobatics and dance practice.

Yuck Circus is an award-winning 7-strong crew of elite acrobatic women who tackle the world’s biggest issues with dance, circus and, beaut comedic timing. With a combined 100 plus years of teaching experience under their belts they’re more than qualified to show you the tricks that make their shows tick!

BREC are a Fringe Buddy! Bunbury Fringe will come alive across multiple venues in the City of Bunbury as stacks of local businesses host fun and unique events! So come along and get your Fringe fix at BREC.

Ting Lim - A Rice Odyssey

In her quest for a new beginning here, Singaporean expat Ting has been attacked by a bush turkey and become the object of unrequited love from border security. Who knew freedom had a price?

  • Dates:Feb 7 - 9
  • Time(s):Feb 7-8 2020 @ 7.30PM-8.30pm | Feb 9 2020 @ 6.30PM-7.30PM
  • Venue:Yagan Square
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:The Laugh Resort
  • Venue Address:The Laugh Resort, Yagan Square, Perth WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Preview Price: $20 (Only for Friday, 7 Feb 2020) | Standard Price: $25 | Group (6+): $20
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20
  • Ticket price TO:$25
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Performing Arts:Comedy

Description

In her quest for a new beginning here, Singaporean expat Ting has been attacked by a bush turkey and became the object of unrequited love from border security. Who knew freedom had a price?
 
How do you find your feet in a strange new world? What the hell are Singapore Noodles? Ting explores these questions using her dark wit and easy charm in a hilarious hour of comedic catharsis and pure silliness.
 
Ting has performed with the likes of Dilruk Jayasinha, Jimeoin and Rove McManus. In 2019, Ting opened for Demetri Martin and was handpicked to be part of the Outback Comedy Roadshow. 
 
After a sold-out run at FRINGE WORLD 2019, Ting is back this year with a brand new hour!
 
“4 stars... No shortage of laughs" The West Australian, 2019
“Easily drew many laughs" Weekend Notes Adelaide, 2019

Candy Girls: Sweet Or Sour?

"Not merely good enough for the kids but is thrilling entertainment for adults lucky enough to attend." Australian Stage

  • Dates:8 - 9, 15 - 16 FEB
  • Time(s):4.10pm
  • Venue:Woodside Pleasure Garden
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Fringe World
  • Venue Address:Woodside Pleasure Garden, Russel Square, James St &, Shenton St, Northbridge WA 6003
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly,For toddlers 0-3,For kids 4-12,For teens 13-17
  • Performing Arts:Musicals
  • Event Venue:Woodside Pleasure Garden

Description

Three of Australia’s top female circus artists have joined forces with live musicians to present a slapstick, spectacular, musical show which is fun for the whole family. But be warned - they are not as sweet as they look!

Boys Taste Better with Nutella

'Boys Taste Better with Nutella' is award-winning comedy that uses comedic storytelling, kitsch dance moves & hazelnut spread to explore relationships & self-worth.

  • Time(s):8:20pm to 9:10pm
  • Venue:Chemistry at Girls School
  • Festivals:Fringe Festival

Details

  • Hosted By:Backyard Theatre Collective
  • Ticket Price FROM:$20.00
  • Ticket price TO:$29.00
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:LGBTI,Adults
  • Event Venue:Girls School
  • Performing Arts:Comedy,Theatre

Description

Aggy & Frederick may be self-loathing, socially anxious & addicted to food, but that's just the tip of the iceberg. With Aggy once again falling for the wrong guy & Frederick's most fulfilling connection being with his internet provider, they review the best (and worst) moments of their past relationships. 'Boys Taste Better with Nutella' uses comedic storytelling, kitsch dance moves & hazelnut spread to explore relationships & self-worth. Awarded FRINGE WORLD 2019 Weekly Award for BEST THEATRE.

Coogee Live

Creativity, connection, culture, cooking and kids activities will feature in the bigger, better and totally free Coogee Live, will be held on March 7th and 8th along Coogee Beach.

  • Dates:7-8 March 2020
  • Time(s):10am - 9pm (Sat 7 March), 10am - 6pm (Sun 8 March)
  • Venue:Omeo Park and Coogee Beach

Details

  • Hosted By:City of Cockburn
  • Venue Address:Coogee Beach
  • Ticket Price:Free
  • Type:Aboriginal Art & Events,Art Exhibitions,Festivals,Film,Food & drink,Free,Garden,Health,History,Music,Performing Arts,Well Being,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Family-Friendly
  • Performing Arts:Circus,Dance,Puppetry
  • Music:DJs,Free,Music Festival,Popular Music
  • Visual Arts:Aboriginal,Craft,Drawing,Other Visual Arts,Painting,Sculpture,Youth
  • Film:Film Festivals,Outdoor Films
  • Food & Drink:Beer,Coffee,Festival,Food Event,Food Market Events,Other,Restaurant Events,Wine

Description

Creativity, connection, culture, cooking and kids activities will feature in the bigger, better and totally free Coogee Live, will be held on March 7th and 8th along Coogee Beach.

Coogee Live will be divided into ‘worlds’, each with its own theme and activities; LiveLighter Omeo Hub is inspired by the area’s nautical history where winding pathways lead to little fairy nooks and to boisterous pirates recounting maritime stories and teaching youngsters how to make treasure maps. The Ocean Kitchen Garden is all about food and sustainability, themed to fit with a healthy beachside lifestyle, including local produce and producers, artisan fare, pop up style restaurants, workshops, hands-on cooking classes and sessions with some of WA best chefs. LiveLighter Community Hub embraces creativity and is the ideal place to come together, learn and laugh – think origami participation, Brolga puppet making and cultural performances. The Nova Jetty Sessions is beach fun party central celebrating the best of Coogee’s iconic beach lifestyle featuring live music by the soul funk queen Grace Barbé.

Coogee Live will really bring the area to life with over 80 activations across a 1.5 kilometre event footprint along the beach from North Coogee to Coogee Beach Reserve.

Coogee Live is about bringing the local community together as well as attracting visitors. It is designed to showcase the local area as well as its local artists and artisans, creating a free family-friendly festival for the community.

Coogee Live is totally free.

For more information, visit www.coogeelive.com

Facebook [https://www.facebook.com/coogeelive/]

Instagram https://www.instagram.com/coogee_live/

The Wild Cherry Project

This powerful theatrical pairing sets selected scenes from Anton Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard against a performance of Wild Cherries by award-winning Australian playwright Daniel Keene.

  • Dates:Apr 2-4, Apr 6-7
  • Time(s):Evening shoe 7:30pm, Sat 2:00pm matinee
  • Venue:Enright Studio

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 241 (1.241), Western Australia Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Based on concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Enright Studio
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

The former is Chekhov’s classic tale of social change in Russia at the start of the 20th century; the latter examines modern slavery through the hidden lives of a group of indentured labourers. From Melbourne, visiting guest artist Melanie Beddie directs the final year BPA students in this innovative performance project about displacement and identity.

A Chorus Line 2020

Step, kick, kick, leap, kick, touch… Again! Seventeen professional dancers are auditioning for only eight spots in the chorus line of a Broadway show.

  • Dates:Apr 3-4, Apr 6-8
  • Time(s):Evening show 7:30pm, Sat Matinee 2:00pm
  • Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Building 1, Room 150 (1.150), Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:Concession
  • Ticket Price FROM:$43
  • Ticket price TO:$50
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:Geoff Gibbs Theatre
  • Performing Arts:Theatre

Description

Through drama, dance and song, A Chorus Line presents a true picture of what it’s like to be in the theatre: glamorous at times but also tough, heartbreaking and sometimes even tragic. One of only nine musicals to ever win the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this singular sensation scooped a whopping nine Tony Awards and eight Drama Desk Awards when it premiered in 1976 and has been a classic of the musical theatre canon ever since. Memorable musical numbers include What I Did for Love, I Hope I Get It and the wow-factor finale, One.

Well

A dynamic and arresting evening for lovers of contemporary dance.

  • Dates:Apr 4th, 2020
  • Time(s):2:00pm
  • Venue:State Theatre Centre

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:State Theatre Centre, 174-176 William St, Perth, WA
  • Ticket Price:$30
  • Ticket Price FROM:$23
  • Ticket price TO:$30
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:State Theatre Centre of WA
  • Performing Arts:Dance

Description

WAAPA’s LINK Dance Company goes underground and presents a stunning double bill of contemporary dance works at the State Theatre Centre. Visiting guest artist Rainer Behr, long-standing member of Pina Bausch’s renowned dance company Tanztheater Wuppertal, choreographs a siteresponsive new work on the LINK dancers. The program also features the second collaboration between LINK’s artistic director Michael Whaites, a Pina Bausch company member from 1995 to 2000, and WAAPA’s Head of Dance Sue Peacock. 

Starstruck

Raising the roof of WAAPA's Spiegeltent.

  • Dates:14th of May
  • Time(s):7:30pm
  • Venue:Edith Spiegeltent, Edith Cowan University

Details

  • Hosted By:WAAPA
  • Venue Address:Edith Spiegeltent, Edith Cowan University, 2 Bradford St, Mount Lawley WA 6050
  • Ticket Price:$20
  • Ticket Price FROM:$13
  • Ticket price TO:$20
  • Type:Performing Arts,Youth Art / Performance
  • Audience:Adults,Family-Friendly,For teens 13-17
  • Produced By:WAAPA: WA Academy of Performing Arts
  • Event Venue:The Edith Spiegeltent
  • Music:Choral,Popular Music

Description

WAAPA's Music Artists present their fabulous original works along with creative rearrangements of iconic tunes from song masters of our modern times. Prepare to be wowed by performances including solo, duo, trio and band pieces plus full vocal choir renditions. Don't miss this incredibly talented group of students.

Paw Patrol Live! "Race To The Rescue"

Everyone's favourite pups hit the stage once more at PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue".

  • Dates:May 16
  • Time(s):Morning show 10:00am; Afternoon show 1:00pm
  • Venue:RAC Arena

Details

  • Hosted By:TEG Life Like Touring and VStar Entertainment Group
  • Venue Address:RAC Arena, 700 Wellington St, Perth WA 6000
  • Audience:For kids 4-12
  • Event Venue:RAC Arena
  • Type:Youth Art / Performance

Description

After their hugely popular PAW Patrol Live tour in 2017, The PAW Patrol pups announce their return to Perth in May 2020! Their brand new show “Race to the Rescue” is an action-packed musical experience for kids guaranteed to be a day full of learning and fun.

It's the day of the Great Adventure Bay Race between Adventure Bay’s Mayor Goodway and Foggy Bottom’s Mayor Humdinger, but Mayor Goodway is nowhere to be found. PAW Patrol to the rescue! Ryder summons Marshall, Chase, Skye, Rubble, Rocky, Zuma and Everest to rescue Mayor Goodway and to run the race in her place.

PAW Patrol Live! "Race to the Rescue" will visit Perth on Saturday May 16, with showtimes at 10:00am and 1:00pm.

Telstra presale tickets go on sale Thursday Dec 5 at 9:00am local and General Public on Tuesday 10 Dec at 9:00am local. Visit Tickitek for ticketing information.

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